The Ultimate Resource for Coaches and Athletes

Everything you ever wanted to know about snatching, cleaning, and jerking.

 

Don't let your "decent" technique ever prevent you from setting PRs on your snatch and clean & jerk again.

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So Why Do I Need World Class Weightlifting?

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What to Expect

Discover The Stupid Little Technique Flaws That Are Keeping You From Hitting Your Next PR And Exactly How To Fix Them 

You'll also learn:
  1. Perfect technique from a Jr. Olympic National Champion.  If anyone can help you fix your lifts... it's Justin Thacker
  2. How to lift more weight, faster and look damn good doing it. Weightlifting is pretty sexy when done well
  3. The exact step by step warmup Justin uses to take his athletes to national and international competitions
  4. How to get rid of your round back once and for all.  A few simple drills and exercises can hook you up!
  5. A little known way to keep yourself from dropping the bar in front of you.  This one is not what you'd expect.
  6. The one squat you absolute HAVE TO DO no matter what
  7. How often you should be hitting a PR or you're doing something wrong
  8. Which is more important for you... strength? or technique?
  9. How to train around injuries.  Everyone gets injured from time to time... learn how to keep getting better while you heal up
  10.    How wide to grip on the bar for both cleans, jerks and snatches
  11.    How wide apart your feet should be for both pulling and receiving (and/or "jumping and landing")
  12.    How to get better leverage on the bar to make it FEEL LIGHTER
  13.    The exact positions you need to hit for your 1st, 2nd and 3rd pulls to guarantee that you don't miss the lift and drop the bar
  14.    What the top weightlifting programs from around the world do and don't have in common.  It's the similarities that make them successful
  15.    How to snatch so damn well that hitting 1.5 times your bodyweight doesn't seem impossible anymore.  Seriously, it's possible

About The Author

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

  • Registered Dietitian/Licensed Dietitian
  • Master’s Degree in Nutrition and Physical Performance
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • ACSM Certified Health Fitness Instructor
  • USA Weightlifting Level 2
  • NASM CES Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Biosignature Level 2 Practitioner
  • Crossfit Level 1 Certified
  • Parillo Performance Certified Personal Trainer
  • Over 30,000 hours working in the field since 1999 & HUNDREDS of success stories!
EDUCATION
  • Saint Louis University, St, Louis, MO
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Masters in Nutrition and Physical Performance
RELEVANT HONORS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS LIFTS 
  • Snatch: 142.5 kg (313.5 lbs)
  • Clean and Jerk: 180 kg (396lbs)
  • Deadlift (sumo): 405 lbs x 19 reps at 181 lb bodyweight
  • Deadlift (clean grip): 625 x 1 at 190 lb bodyweight
  • Straight Legged Deadlift: 500 lbs x 5 reps at 195 lb bodyweight
  • Clean and Jerk (training): 390.5 lbs at 187 lb bodyweight
  • Snatch (competition): 297lbs at 187 lb bodyweight
  • Power Squat: 550 lbs at 181 lb bodyweight (knee wraps and belt)
  • Olympic Squat: 550x 1 @ 200lbs, 462 x 5 reps at 187 lb bodyweight (no belt, no wraps, no suit)
  • 1/4 Squat: 980 @ 187lbs
  • Log Press: 300 x 1 @ 200lbs
  • Stone Load: 330 @ 200lbs
  • Bench Press: 1 Million Pounds!
  • Front Squat: 440x 1 @ 200 lbs, 418 lbs x 2 reps at 187 lbs
MAJOR COMPETITIONS, HONORS, AND RESULTS:
  • Have competed in over 100 Olympic Weightlifting, Strongman, & Powerlifting competitions since the mid 1990s.
  • Olympic Weightlifting National & International Resume: National level competitor since 1998.  Earned over 30 National & International medals.
    • 2010 Silver medalist at National Championships in the 94kg Class (Snatch-Silver, C&J-Bronze, Total-Silver)
    • 2007 Collegiate Nationals Bronze (total)
    • 2007 Arnold Classic Weightlifting, Championships 85 kg Bronze medalist
    • 2005 Collegiate Nationals Silver Medalist (total), Bronze (snatch), Silver (clean & jerk)
    • 2004 Collegiate All-American
    • 2005 Arnold Classic Weightlifting Championships 85 kg Gold medalist
    • 2004 Collegiate Nationals Silver (snatch), Silver (clean & jerk), Bronze (total)
    • 2004 23 & Under Championships Silver (clean and jerk)
    • 2003 American Open Silver (total), Bronze (snatch), Gold (clean & jerk)
    • 2004 Silver medalist at Collegiate Nationals(total)
    • 2003 Missouri Valley Collegiate male lifter of the year
    • 2003 Bronze medalist at Collegiate Nationals(total)
    • 2003 Bronze medalist at 23 & Under National Championships (total)
    • 2002 American Open Silver medalist (total), Silver (snatch), Silver (clean & jerk)
    • 2002 Bronze medalist at the U.S. Nationals (total)
    • 2001 Bronze medalist at the U.S. Nationals 2001 (total)
    • 2001 (1) Silver and (2) Bronze medalist at Junior Pan Am Games
    • 2001 USA Junior National Champion, Gold (snatch), Gold (clean & jerk), Gold (total)
    • 2000 AAU Junior Olympics Silver Medalist
    • 1999 AAU Junior Olympic National Champion
    • 1998 AAU Junior Olympic Bronze Medalist
  • Junior National & Junior Olympic National champion
  • National Teams: USA team member for the Guatemala Cup in Guatemala, USA team member for the Criollo Cup in Puerto Rico, Junior Pan AM Team
  • Olympic Trials Qualifier 2004
  • Personal coaches: Pat Hayes, Derrick Crass (84, 88 Olympian), Dr. Mike Wittmer, Istvan Javorek

 

Don't let your "decent" technique ever prevent you from setting PRs on your snatch and clean & jerk again.

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